Pat Bradley

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Dede Scozzafava presents budget plan to Essex County Supervisors
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Members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet are fanning out across New York to outline his budget proposal before business groups, organizations and legislative bodies.  On Monday, Essex County Supervisors heard the recap and questioned key points of the plan.

A Vermont agency that helps people that are purchasing homes with their down payment is seeking to extend its program.

Vermont Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer is out with a new report criticizing the state's court system for not being aggressive enough about collecting fees due from criminal defendants who are represented by public defenders.

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Following up on an initiative he outlined in his budget address last week, Governor Peter Shumlin on Monday issued an outline to move Vermont to an All Payer health care system.

Bus Agencies To Merge

Jan 24, 2016
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Two transit authorities in Vermont are merging to create one regional agency.

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A Vermont man has pleaded guilty to charges he held his wife captive in their bedroom for nearly four years.

Vermont-based coffee machine maker Keurig Green Mountain says it's working to make K-Cups more recyclable.

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Vermont legalized medical marijuana in 2004.  Now, some legislative committees are taking testimony on the controversial idea of legalizing recreational marijuana.  But there is considerable doubt whether the Legislature will actually approve a bill this session. 

Governor Peter Shumlin delivers budget address
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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his last budget address to a joint session of the House and Senate Thursday. The Democrat says his plan will close a $68 million budget gap while not relying on one-time funds to pay for expenses.

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New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik made national headlines in 2014 when 21st district voters elected her to the House. At 30, she was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, replacing retiring Democrat Bill Owens. On Wednesday, she announced her reelection campaign just before sitting down with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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